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Hi all,

I have had Buddy for a week now and i nottice at night when he is sleeping he snores and twitches a lot. Is this normal behavior?

Last night he was twicthing and like moaning in his sleep i thought something was wrong. And sometimes it sounds like he has hick ups.

My vet said the snoring good be from and elongated palate in his mouth thats common in dogs like bulldogs.

Just wondering if anyone elses beagles do this.

Thanks for the help.
 

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I think a lot of Beagles snore. I have a couple that rival my husband. lol As for the twitching...I see that in all the dogs that I have had. I don't think that is specific to Beagles. I love to watch them dream because they yipe and bark and their little feet start moving really fast like they are out chasing rabbits. It's hilarious. Don't worry...I think your pup is as normal as they come.
 

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Snoring and twitcing are both normal behaviours. Maggie doesn't snore much, but she dreams and twitches most every night. As far as hic-ups, most dogs hic-up every now and then, puppies more so. When Maggie was a few months old I posted a thread on hic-ups because she would get them mulitple times throughout the day. I was assured it would subside as she grew older, and it has. She's 11 months old now, and rarely gets them. I don't think you have anything to worry about!
 

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Great. Thanks very much for all the replies. I really appreciate it.

I grew up with Yorkies and i never remembered them snoring and twitching thats why I wasn't sure.

Thanks again.
 

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Oh my god.. one of my beagles snores like there's no tomorrow.. kind of interesting cuz Hunter will snore.. and Bella won't, but she twitches more.. anyhow, I don't think it's anything to worry about for sure.. it's a beagle thing.

Hopefully they won't do the 'reverse sneeze'.. which sounds like they're gasping for air.. but again, perfectly normal and usually goes away.. still a shock for me at 3am and having to consult the Internet (and vet in the am)!
 

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Spock snores and both my dogs dream. While the dreaming is cute, Spock usually gets readjusted to at least temporarily stop the snoring.

Maybe the hiccuping is caused by eating too quickly?
 

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There are some nights where I can't sleep no matter how tired I am. I have something like Restless Leg Syndrome. But whenever I wake up at night like that, both zelda and my bf will be snoring away soooo loudly... Zelda on her back of course.

It's amusing when she barks and growls in her sleep though.
 

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I've done some reading on dogs and dreams cuz snoopy will often twitch and bark etc in her sleep. Dogs are a lot like people... they have all this new information coming at them during the day and at night, when they are sleeping, is when they process it by dreaming.. just like we do. Pretty sure the twitching is normal and is just her dreaming away.. it's so funny and cute when they start crying and barking in their sleep :p
i wish i knew what snoopy was dreaming about.... chasing bunnies?!

Also, when i got snoopy she hiccupped ALL THE TIME! i asked my vet about it and he said it was very normal for puppies to do. it definitely went away with age so i wouldn't be concerned with that one
 

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Elvis makes this sound when he's asleep sometimes... it doesn't really even sound natural, like a sound a dog would be capable of making. It sounds like ringing a bell in a big, empty room. It doesn't even sound like it's coming from him in terms of location. It echos and it's like he can throw his voice... but only when making odd noises while sleeping. It's very odd. I listened to it for weeks, feeling very confused the whole time, before I figured out that it was something he was doing. He also snores some, and twitches and talks a lot in his sleep. It's cute.
 

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Li'l Girl snores, twitches, squeaks, barks, and growls in her sleep. Most of the time, I just let her be, but sometimes she sounds so distressed that I talk softly to her telling her everything's okay.
 

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My Lottie is a world class snorer! That girl would get a gold medal in snoring! It's pretty bad at times - other nights she's quiet as a mouse - but oh those bad nights! Of course she sleeps with her head right next to my ear!
She may be LITTLE, but she's LOUD.
 

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Java snores like he is drunk


I've noticed some twitching too, but I'm not too worried about it. He's also had occasional muffled arroos when he's sleeping. It's cute and makes me wonder what dreams are going on in that furry little head.
 

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Sometimes when either of the boys is twitching or yelping a bit much, I will give a nudge or repostion. I usually get a confused look as if the say I can't believe you just woke me up. This solves the problem most of the time.
 

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Does anyone else' beagle do this.....I sleep in a bed with two beagles and one hubbie....they all snore and twitch and toss and turn and get in and out from the blankets. I sometimes get my best sleep when I sleep on the couch. I think they (beagles) all snore at some point....it's a deep sleep like with humans and yes the palate probably does have something to do with it. As for the twitching, my vet told me they were just dreaming about things that happened to them during the day, just like humans. He told me that if the dogs start to convulse that I should worry and seek help...but otherwise that is rare. So you can decide. As for me, you'll find me on the couch!

Cathy J
 

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:)I love listening to Shiloh snore!! Unfortunately, not everyone in the family shares my feeling!
I guess beauty really is in the eye, or ear, of the beholder!
I am always amazed at how quickly she starts snoring when she lies down--it doesn't even seem that she's had enough time to go to sleep!!
As far as the twitching goes, I think Buddy is dreaming when he does that. All of my dogs have done that sometimes in their sleep. Shiloh also adds sound effects, little yips, growls and barks!!
 
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